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Mr Ben Dennes

Research Assistant


Telephone: 01392 723624

Extension: (Streatham) 3624

I am a Data Science Research Assistant specialising in computational social science. My research focuses on online communication, applying tools in natural language processing and network science to social and news media data, particularly environmental communication. This has included developing methods to estimate the influence of environmental strategic communication on social media discussion, identifying narratives (topics and 'frames') in parliamentary speeches, and understanding the spend and scale of different environmental and opposition groups' social media advertising.

I work as part of the SEDA Lab (Social & Environmental Data Analysis Lab) at the University of Exeter.